Why Are We Afraid of Naming and Confronting Capitalism? — Ajamu Nangwaya | Black Agenda Report

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Taking Sides

[Source: Black Agenda Report]

Why Are We Afraid of Naming and Confronting Capitalism?

by Ajamu Nangwaya

Thu, 01/15/2015 – 10:12

“The ideological deficiency, not to say the total lack of ideology, within the national liberation movements — which is basically due to ignorance of the historical reality which these movements claim to transform — constitutes one of the greatest weaknesses of our struggle against imperialism, if not the greatest weakness of all.”[1] – Amilcar Cabral

“Let’s make this clear, all forms of capitalism are unacceptable and revolting to justice, solidarity and equity.”

What is it about the term “capitalism” that inspires many of us to not call its name in vain and in the public square? Why is it that many of us will openly and forcefully critique “classism” but enthusiastically shy away from condemning capitalism in the same way? After all, we do publicly name and slam…

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